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Ways to Dispose of Concrete

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Ways to Dispose of Concrete

Renting a dumpster is a great way to eliminate concrete and other materials you don't need or want anymore. The dumpster should be picked up when complete, so you waste no space on the dumpster rental. When picking a dumpster for your needs, there are a few variables to consider. In addition to size, you will also want to consider the location of your dumpster rental from M&M Waste and how long you will need the dumpster.

Dumpster Rental

A dumpster rental is a cost-effective way to eliminate large amounts of concrete. You can rent a dumpster from M&M Waste or a junk removal company, and most companies will come to pick up the dumpster from your site, fill it with concrete and then return it for you.

Local Landfill or Transfer Station

The next most common option for disposing of concrete is taking it to a local landfill or transfer station. Most landfills accept concrete as long as it doesn't contain any hazardous materials like oils or liquids. They will often charge by volume rather than weight, so make sure you make an accurate estimate before taking it out there; otherwise, you could end up paying more than necessary! Some landfills will offer free disposal for certain materials, such as steel or wood pallets, but this varies from site to site, so check before loading up your trailer!

Potentially a Building Supplies Retailer

If you have a building supplies retailer in your area, they may be willing to take any concrete you don't need anymore. You can always call around and see if any businesses in your area will take it off your hands.

Junk Hauler

When looking for a junk hauler in your area, ensure they can handle large items like concrete. It's not something every junk hauler offers, so make sure you call around before deciding on one for the job. Some places will only pick up smaller items like trash or scrap metal but not more oversized items such as concrete blocks or rubble.


Hiring one of these professionals might be a good idea if you live in an area where landscaping professionals are plentiful and affordable. You can tell them exactly what shape the concrete needs to be in when they're finished removing it from your property and leave all the hard work to them!

Community Partner Donation

If you live in an area with a community partner donation program, you can donate your leftover concrete to them, and they will then use it for another project. If you live in an area that does not have a community partner program or if there was not enough concrete left over for them to use, consider donating it to Habitat for Humanity or another charity organization that needs building materials.

Can Concrete Be Reused?

Concrete can be reused as fill dirt or road base material in some instances, but not all of it is suitable for this purpose. Concrete must meet specific requirements before it can be reused:

It must be free of debris, such as rebar or other metal objects. These materials could damage machinery used in construction projects and become embedded in new concrete.
The concrete must withstand freezing temperatures without cracking or breaking apart when wet. If you're unsure whether your concrete meets these standards, check with M&M Waste.


You can often find companies willing to haul away rubble from your home improvement project at no cost as long as they have room on their truck and time available between jobs. Some companies may even offer this service for free if they work on a nearby project and have extra space.


Block chunks are broken blocks that are too small to use on a project. These can be sold for pennies a pound at your local hardware store or taken to a recycling center. If you have no other option but to dispose of concrete block chunks on your own, try crushing them into smaller pieces with a sledgehammer or rock drill bit before disposing of them at the dumpster or in your yard covering them with dirt first.


If you've poured concrete foundation walls and they were designed to be removable, you can detach them from their footings and remove them intact. If they're too heavy to move, break them up with a sledgehammer instead of trying to pry them off with crowbars or other tools that could damage your structure's framing. Use a chisel-like tool to cut through any steel reinforcing rods that may be in the way of your hammering efforts, so you don't damage them with your hammer blows.

M&M Waste To Rent a Dumpster

M&M Waste offers dumpsters for rent, so you can get rid of unwanted items such as concrete quickly and affordably without having to make multiple trips with your truck or trailer. Fill up the dumpster with all your waste concrete material, and we will haul it away for you!